AMD’s no-thrills Athlon II X2 has started shipping in Europe. It is a Regor-based dual-core processor clocked at 2.8GHz, basically a faster iteration of the 215.
The 220 is listed at €44+ and like the 215 it offers quite good value and decent performance for an entry level part.
Although AMD won’t introduce many new processors this summer, several interesting parts will eventually appear. The 2.6GHz six-core Phenom II X6 1035T is one of them. It’s still not available in retail, but some OEMs have started offering it as an option in their systems.
If it hits retail, the 1035T should be the cheapest six-core on the market, costing about four times less than the cheapest Intel six-core. The 2.7GHz 1045T should also appear sometime in this quarter.
Another quite unique AMD processor is the Athlon II X2 260u, a 1.8GHz dual-core with a 25W TDP. It’s still not available, but it will end up quite pricey, around the €150 mark.